My 54-year old dad had blood in his urine in September of 2020. At first he had simple cysts on his kidneys and they thought that was the cause. The symptoms continued to persist and so he underwent additional testing. A cystoscopy found a tumor in his bladder (CT scans and ultrasounds did not show it because of its location). At the end of March after his first TURBT, he was diagnosed with Stage 1 bladder cancer. It came very close to the muscle wall but fortunately was non-invasive. The doctor classified it as a high-grade. He has had two TURBTs in the past few weeks (one was to remove the tumor and the second was to make sure all the cancer cells were removed). He will be starting BCG in two weeks and will be doing it once a week for 6 weeks and then goes 3 months from his first treatment for a cystoscopy to see if the treatment worked. I don’t really know why I’m on here sharing all of this. I guess I’ve just tried to do a lot of research in the past few months that I have found is very contradicting and makes it hard to have confidence that my dad will live to see me get married and have kids. Right now he’s just been seeing a urologist who I guess has experience with bladder cancer. I’m just wondering if we should be seeing an oncologist or if the urologist is fine. This is the second urologist he has seen because the first (who found the simple cysts on his kidneys and the tumor via cystoscopy) had a really terrible bedside manner. Both doctors have been very calm about the diagnosis and act as if it’s not serious, but I find it hard to trust the doctors. I guess I’m just looking to hear from others out there who are going through this and can help me navigate supporting my dad in the most helpful way. Thanks.